REVIEW: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

In brief: Eyes is being bullied at school because of his lazy eyes. Kojima is also being bullied, so when she suggests that they become friends, it sounds like a good idea. The good: Kawakami manages to convey so much through just a sentence or two. The not-so-good: The bullying is brutally described. Why I... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 17/5/21

Another week, and another week too caught up with work to go shopping. Lucky that I had these two books arrive! Sex, Lies and Question Time by Kate Ellis was a prize for my local MP and I thanks to Hardie Grant. Kate Ellis is a former MP who discusses life as a woman in... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

In brief: Natsuko and her sister didn't have it easy growing up. Now she's a writer in Tokyo and Makiko is a single mother who wants breast implants. Fast forward ten years and Natsuko has some equally difficult decisions to make about life… The good: More light hearted at times than other Japanese fiction I've... Continue Reading →

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